Prof. (Dr.) Hem Chandra, before joining as Vice-Chancellor, HNB Uttarakhand Medical Education University, Dehradun, was Head of Department of Hospital Administration & Medical Superintendent, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) Lucknow, UP. A professionally sound figure in the field of Hospital & Health Administration, acquired MBBS (KGMC Lko) Master in Hospital Administration (MD AIIMS, New Delhi) , MPhil ( HHSM ) BITS, Pilani, Ph.D, and D.Litt (Lko Univ ).
He also served the Army Medical Corps as a SSC officer (Major) before joining the Medical Institute at Lucknow. He is the first professionally qualified Hospital and Health Administrator/Academician/ Researcher in whole UP and Uttarakhand having conferred with MCI recognized PG master degree in Hospital Administration. For his outstanding contribution in medical field, he was conferred with UP Ratan Award, Award for excellence, Indo- American Award, Uttarakhand Gaurav, Asia Healthcare Excellence Awards, Dr. MC Pant Chikitsha Sewa Samman -2017 by Parwatiya Mahaprishad, Lucknow , Dhruv Award ? 2018 by Lal Bahadur Shastri Group of Institution, Lucknow, Uttarakhand Gaurav Samman ? 2018, by Uttarakhand Maha Parishad, Uttarakhand Ratan, , FRCP ( Glasgow ), FRCP (Edin ),Fellow of All India Management Association (FAIMA )New Delhi, Academy of Hospital Administration ( FAHA ), Noida, International Medical Sciences Academy ( FIMSA ), New Delhi, WHO and Membership by National Academy of Medical Sciences and National Academy of Sciences etc. He is the first elected FELLOW of AHA and presently also holding Vice- President post (three times) of Academy of Hospital Administration Noida.
He is the first and only hospital administrator/academician in India who acquired the coveted post of Vice- Chancellor in India in 2018. He is the first and only hospital administrator/academician in India who was awarded FRCP ( Glasgow & Edinburg) in 2019. He is also a member of Medical Advisory Committee of newly constituted ?National Medical Commission in India? (NMC). Prof. Chandra?s contribution is not confined to one hospital but speeded through out in India specially in UP and Uttarakhand by organizing Professional Training Programmes, CMES and starting the MHA/DHA Courses at IGNOU, SGPGIMS, Lucknow University, BHU, HIHT Dehradun, RML Awadh University, Faizabad and HNB Medical University Dehradun. Under his leadership, the IGNOU centre at SGPGIMS for PG diploma in Hospital Administration has bagged 5 gold medals out of 15 convocations held so far (among 21 centres) and the SGPGIMS Lucknow centre was awarded as ?centre for Excellence?. His paper publications (150), book publication (11) and organizing many conferences, workshops, seminars , training Programme are commendable and unique scientific achievements in fraternity. He had wide exposure of representing the specialty at National & International level.